Three things you didn’t know about Rue 127

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - It's COOLinary month, which means lunch under $20 and dinner under $39 at over 70 great restaurants around town. Did you know these facts about Rue 127?

1. Cops say the building that houses Rue 127 used to be a very different place.

A man kneeling on the pavement, next to a sign showing the way to a speakeasy, during the Prohibition in America. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The building used to be a speakeasy and gambling house.

 

2. Farm to table? More like backyard to table!

Fresh picked yellow and red organic tomatoes

Chef and owner Ray Gruezke's family grows many of the vegetables for the restaurant at their home.

 

3. Rue 127 loves their home team.

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stretches across the goal line for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 30, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

We have a saints bathroom that has the signatures of some players and former players like Drew Brees Bobby Hebert and Thomas Morstead.

 

Check out Rue 127's Menu for Coolinary New Orleans:

Lunch

Appetizer
choice of

Green Gumbo

Strawberry Arugula Salad
With goat cheese

 Pan Seared Ginger Cilantro Shrimp
With siracha aioli

Entrée
choice of

Sandwich: BLT
With a small house salad

Grilled Chicken Salad
Walnuts, cranberries, blue cheese, champagne herb vinaigrette

 Pasta: Spicy Fennel Sausage
Sun dried tomatoes, hearts of palm, gremolata

$20

Dinner

Appetizer
choice of

Green Gumbo

Arugula Salad
With balsamic vinaigrette, goat cheese, puffed quinoa and fresh berries

Meat Pie Dumpling
Hot mustard , house pickled salad

Entrée
choice of

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Spätzle, caramelized onion soubise

Pan Seared Quail
Sofrito, purple sticky rice

Banana Leaf Wrapped Gulf Fish
Mofongo, and raw vegetable salad

Dessert
choice of

Cheese, Honey, Crackers 

Sorbet of the Day

Dessert of the Day

$39